Microsoft's Internet Explorer is still one of the most popular - or shall we say widely used - web browsers for computers running the Windows operating systems.
Two of the main reasons for this ongoing popularity is the inclusion of the web browser in the operating system and the tools and options offered to deploy and manage the web browser in large-scale networks.
The fact that Internet Explorer is distributed with Windows makes it a bit harder to repair as you may not be able to download and install the browser anew depending on which version of it you are using.
Note: Fix IE supports Internet Explorer versions 7, 8 and 9 but not recent versions.
Fit IE Utility is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices -- Windows 7 and older supported -- that tries to fix Microsoft Internet Explorer issues that you experience. It fixes pretty much any technical issue that you may run into; from startup problems to issues with missing DLL or OCX files that Internet Explorer requires to run properly.
The software program registers 89 different dll and ocx files when run that are required to run Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9. This tool can be helpful if dll or ocx errors are displayed during Internet Explorer start, or if the browser fails to start without giving you a specific reason for it.
All instances of Internet Explorer need to be closed before executing the command to run the repair of Internet Explorer. Everything else should be pretty self-explanatory. The portable program displays a simple two-button interface upon startup. A click on the Run Utility button will register the dll and ocx files.
Microsoft's solution to repair Internet Explorer 7 or 8 is to download (IE7 or IE8) the web browser again. I suggest to try the Fix IE tool first and try Microsoft's solution only if it fails.
The Fix IE Utility has been designed for The Windows Club from where it can be downloaded.
Update: The Fix Internet Explorer tool has been updated by its author. The new version of the software supports Internet Explorer 9 besides the already supported Internet Explorer 7 and 8 versions. It now also supports Windows Vista and Windows 7. The developer suggests creating a system restore point which allows you to create new restore points with a single click.
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